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historian doug brinkley who got an opportunity to watch his tore being made as well as what president obama called mitt romney. it rhymes with, well, show-bidder. it's causing outrage tonight. this, on the other hand, there may be reason for the romney campaign to cheer. the breaking news. the abc news/"washington post" tracking poll now has mitt romney ahead by three points and more crucially, hitting the 50% mark for the first time. in our own cnn poll of polls, governor romney currently enjoys a one-point lead, 48-47. as you no doubt know, the race will boil down to a few key states and tonight, we also have new numbers from the nbc/"wall street journal" poll in colorado showing the race there tied. in nevada, the same poll has president obama out front by three, whereas in virginia, new polling from fox has mr. romney up by two. that's a nine-point swing in his favor since september. now, not coincidentally the campaigns in the last several days have stopped in all of those states. take a look. how would you like to have this as your flight plan? this is a map of the last 48 hours of ca
in the waning days of this campaign. looks pretty good for mitt romney right now. >> doug, let me pick up on something hogan mentioned, which is the women vote and talk about colorado specifically where we're in a dead heat, 48-48. it was the case that suburban women in colorado last month, the president was ahead by 18 points. he's now only ahead by three. is the obama campaign worried, seriously, about that? or not? >> well, they're certainly making an investment of time and money and effort on the women vote, for sure. but essentially we're talking about people who are undecided. and you would expect more of the undecided vote to break toward a challenge or not toward the candidate who they already know. and i know the campaign expected this sort of tightening. and the -- these states, as you said, are more crucial to the candidate who loses ohio, if the president keeps his lead there, does well in ohio, romney really has to bring these states home. and i think one thing that this points to, the tightening in these two states and other battle grounds, we're really talking about the gro
of you. appreciate it. doug, let me start with you. this stood out to me last night that independent voters liked that when he talked about cutting tacks for the middle class. obviously the obama administration takes issue with it and says it isn't true. do you think this could be enough, if mitt romney could make the case for him to win the election? >> i think it's a very important point. remember why he wants to have the tax reform he wants. it's to make sure that the united states grows better than we've seen in the past four years. and what mr. romney is trying to say is, look, we have all these people out of work. we have all these people with jobs whose incomes are not growing. let's lower rates, broaden the base, be respectful of the middle class and the deficit by but have a better tax policy in place. it's good positions for him. the president can't even get the first step right. instead of lowering rates and broadening the base, he is insisting on raising taxes. that's a bit of a tough sell right now. it was the same president who, in 2010, said we can't afford to raise ta
? bring in our guests to find out whether it's true. doug holtz eakin and zandy. forget the loophole. you would see the top rate go down to 38%. that's not really, certainly not a drop like jfk did or reagan did. can 35 to 28 really spark real gdp growth? >> i would agree we're in a different world, a better world. the thing they have in common is that these are permanent tax reforms. permanent changes have a much bigger impact than do temporary targeted changes. makes sense. you get a tax cut per day, wouldn't make much of a difference. the te search also forced that notion. as a permanent change that illuminates uncertainties about the taxes. the second piece, there's this complexity that causes people to waste money with tax planning, lawyers. it leads you to waste business decisions on the base of taxes. it erodes the faith in the tax system. i think the combination of the permanence and getting businesses to focus are big for growth. >> i understand your point. i think that's a fair point, but mark, let me ask you, is it fair for paul ryan to compare what he's proposing to what reaga
a reduction in rates really spur the romney ryan growth? let's bring in guests and find out it's true. doug and mark, great to see both of you. doug, the romney/ryan plan will reduce rates like 20%. let's forget the lool hope for a moment. see the top rate go down from 35% to 28%. that's certainly not a drop, like jfk did or romney did. can 35 to 28 spark real gdp growth? >> i think we're in a very different world and quite frankly a better world. the feature they have in common, often not appreciated, these are permanent tax reforms, and they have much bigger impacts. it makes sense. a tax cut for a day, you wouldn't do much. and it would change a lot of things, the research supports that notion, an important part of this, a tax reform, permanent change that eliminates the changes. and it reduces complexity. complexity causes people to, a, waste money with tax planning and lawyers and leads to you waste business decisions on the basis of taxes, not business fundamentals and erodes faye faith in the tax system. and the combination of personal nens and getting businesses to focus on the bott
at $329. >>> in sports a scary moment for doug fister. so awful. took that line drive off his skull in the second inning. fister would be okay. he would continue to pitch. i don't know how, but the giants score late to win 2-0, take a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series. >>> family in new york facing every parent's nightmare, a woman they trusted with their three children now accused of stabbing two of those kids to death. upper west soid mother returned home to find her oldest two children stabbed and the nanny on the floor nearby, unconscious and bleeding. deb feyerick has been following this story. you always want to ask why. but maybe we'll never know. >> yeah. and that's what's so tragic about this. i with was looking at pictures and entries on the blog that the mom kept documenting her children. this with his a truly happy, happy family. and you can just see the love and the joy. these children were everything to this mom. the question, why did this nanny apparently snap and do something so terrible as police allege? she's in critical condition right now under arrest. because
, but i have also been worse. >> reporter: livestrong chairman and sew doug oleman assured the 4,300 riders in austin the organization will live on without armstrong as chairman. >> this is bigger than any one of us. it's about a movement of people coming together to truly change the world. >> you're livestrong, i'm livestrong. >> reporter: that's four women are cancer survivors and armstrong supporters. paula, monica, and jean ann are riding in the challenge. lawyer rae's treatment ended just four weeks ago. >> he was able to fund survivorship in a way nobody else has been able to do before. >> >> he overcame cancer to return to his profession, being a professional athlete and then used that success to further the cause of cancer around the world. that's a story to me. >> reporter: experts estimate that lance armstrong might lose up to $200 million now that his big sponsors have dropped out, nike, radio shack, trek, but those companies say they'll continue to support livestrong. however, some individual donors to the organization say they've been duped. >> the results that mr. a
worked for democrats in virginia traditionally with doug wilder's election on that issue. romney wasn't anywhere near richmond when what mark talked about was going on. i add obama doesn't have the benefit of warner on the ticket with him. that could hurt him as well. when the democrats talk about it and they are behind. they hit me and john warner on the same issues and anyone with the label. it doesn't fit mitt romney. >> frankly it is still a conservative state in so many places and the abortion issue splits both ways. >> absolute sli splits both ways but virginia is a main stream state and virginians don't like either political party when they get too far off the main stream. the mitt romney that campaigned for republican nomination, was way out of the main stream. he's trying to -- it's getting close to halloween and he is trying to change clothes and get back to a moderate view. at the end of the day people are not going to respond to that and on top of that -- tom is an expert on plil politics, virginia and elsewhere. but i think at the end of the day the ground game the presid
years, so it's really an audition for mitt romney in front of 50 million american people. >> doug, you have watched many of these. you have analyzed many of these rsh you are calling this one historical. a historical event. why? >> because we're in this weeshd cycle here where barack obama is a president with over 8% unemployment. usually that means you lose, but mitt romney has run a lackluster campaign, particularly in august and september. you are starting to see in the swing states barack obama pulling ahead in virtually all of the polls, and if he comes and gets any more momentum, he has the momentum right now, obama, and he doesn't get stopped at all, then it could be a break-out for the president. on the other hand, mitt romney tonight is such an underdog, people don't think he is that fantastic of debater. they're underestimating him. he is quite good. he comes and seeming to have parody with the president and maybe get that zinger they're rehearsing so hard, get one in that works and hits this youtube media cycle playing over and over again. romney could turn into the swing st
in texas. joining us from new york. doug, of course, good to see you here. "the rolling stones" cover has the president, you say, excessively cautious and perhaps a survival trait because at this time really nobody wants to make any kind of off remark to derail their own campaign. this was really the same kind of criticism that he faced when i covered him back in 2008. why do you think that he is so cautious right now as opposed to getting us a little something different? >> well, you know, it's -- he is very aware of the new media culture where any moment there's -- something is on youtube or an off the cuff remark gets picked up. i think he is cautious about that. i did my interview with him for 45 minutes in the oval office, and i try to get him on things, talking a little more about what went wrong in denver. that was kind of tough to do. when i switched gears and talked about history, about what he thinks about how the look at obama care, does he like the term, what would he call his policies put together, and he calls it the fair shake or thinks that that's okay. i was able to make
one is a town hall, and most of the questions will come from the audience. doug brinkley is with us from austin, texas. he is a presidential historian, teaches history at rice university, and i understand as well you are actually going to be delivering a pre-debate lecture at hofstra university just in the next couple of days to really get people a sense of what this means and how this could impact the race. tell us a little bit about what you think about the town hall format. >> well, that's right. first of all, these are a great boon for our university. hofstra, to be a student there and to have all this excitement coming here to campus. the town hall format, i think it's much better than what we saw with the last one. at least you feel that the -- in this case president obama and mitt romney are going to be actually looking at citizens. now, it's become very scripted over the years. in 1992 it was the wild west in these town halls, meaning somebody from the audience can ask a question. now they've been prescreened to the point that it is a little bit less open formed than one mig
and play your game. >> he was fantastic. game two tonight. detroit sends doug fister to the mounz. the giants counter with madison baumgartner. >>> nfl picking up on a new jersey boy's idea for refs to use pink penalty flags as part of breast cancer awareness month. 11-year-old dante wrote commissioner roger goodell who said the flags will be used at this monday's game. dante and his family have been invited to gats imand will present the pink flags to officials. >>> people in brick, new jersey, talking about anthony star go's field goal last night. it marked a victory for a man who faced challenges his whole life. orphaned at 3 and has autism. his foster parents took him to a college football game six years ago and anthony decided he wanted to be a kicker. daily practices and the calming routine with the kicks put anthony in a position to be a hero. good for him. that's a look at sports this morning. >>> the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts right now. >>> stories we're watching right now, in the "newsroom," the president picking up a key endorsement this morning. former secreta
magazine and historian doug brinkly he thinks governor romney is a "bser" but he's keeping it clean on the trail. >> he's hoping that you come down with a case of what we call romnesia. >> reporter: and picking up his pace. >> just got to keep on keeping on. until every single person out there who needs to vote is going to go vote. >> reporter: hopscotching from florida to virginia, hometown chicago and ohio. strategies are three. one, turnout the early vote. which their ground operation can move and measure. this new memo from chicago says they think they're winning in firewall, ohio. >> it's up to the young people here to choose the future that you believe in, that you want to see. >> reporter: boost turnout among voting groups already leaning to the president, youth, latinos, union workers. three, woo undecided women including with this new ad. >> and it would be my preference that they reverse row v. wade. >> hopefully reverse row v. wade. >> reporter: and as for that endorsement from general powell, the president said he was grateful and appreciative of it. he had no advance no
" race. finally this one for you from doug benson. just 14 minutes until we can all go back to preferring the kand date we liked when the debate started. all from twitter. we have a lot more. you know, as far as what happened last night and i promise to hear from the president and it sounds as though he is still debating today. he spoke just a couple hours ago in denver. here he is, president barack obama. >> i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy, the fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> that was the president on last night's debate and, well mitt romney responded for the first time since the pundits and polls named him the winner. you will hear what governor romney said about the president's performance, next. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. s
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